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for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. governor schwarzenegger will visit the san bruno fire site today direct from his asia trade mission. meantime e-mails received by federal investigators seem to offer no definitive evidence of neighbors smelling gas before the explosion. terry joins us live from san bruno. >> the ntsb investigators are the ones who are going to figure out exactly what happened. talk about the automatic shutoff valve and a number of other things that address those e-mail concerns. let's get to it now. vice chairman christopher hart joins me. thank you for being here. as far as finding out the cause of this explosion, what are the possibilities and what is the process? >> i won't speculate as to what might have caused it but the pieces, three pieces of pipe will be arriving in the washington d.c. metalergy lab tomorrow. in other words, did the give because of fatigue. contraction, did that cause fatigue, like bending a coat hanger back and forth before it broke. could it be corrosion, for example, impact damage from excavation. we'll look at all those cause
>> thanks for shiring your time for us today. nearlye 3000 innocent people lost their lives during the worst terrorist attacks on american soils. all morning long we'll remember their sacrifice. >>> and president obama defending the economy and admitting that voters maycr punish democrats for listen. >> for all of the progress we have made we are not there yet. that means people areng frustrate angry. >> is there anything he can d to save had the party. >> big brother is watching what you your kids are eating. a fair and balanced debate on th menu. straight ahead. "fox and friends" for saturday starts right now. ♪ > thatanmation shows what it will eventually look like in downtown manhattan where the world trade center once stood. this is a live shot. >> that is the view from library state park across the hudson river looking at manhattan. that is the taller building on the screen. that's where it will stand 1776 feet some day. >> welco to the special coverage for september 11th, nine years later. ceremonies in ground zero are due to get underway in two hours from now and peter jo
the primary election results. so we hope you join us tomorrow morning. now over to america's newsroom. breaking news from overseas this, woman here, an american hiker, held in iran in an iranian jail for more than a year, now said to be a free woman. an iranian attorney for syria s -- shourd confirming that fox news that iran has released its client, after arresting her and two companions last year, they've been held ever since, the three apparently crossing into iran, that's the allegation, while hiking in northern iraq. more on this in a matter of moments, it's just crossing the wires right now, it's breaking news here in "america's newsroom". >>> in the meantime, this is battle royale, huh? a major battle shaping up over your taxes taking shape on capitol hill, this the debate over whether or not to extend the bush tax cuts, pitting republicans again the president. good morning, everybody, it's a busy tuesday, huh? i'm bill hemmer, good morning, welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: good morning, bill, good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. senate minority leader mitch m
be moved? the pastor joins us with his take. >>> coming home. iran agrees to release one of the american hikers, now facing a serious cancer scare. what it means for the other two hikers still hoping to come home. >>> and music superstars take broadway. the stars of u2 sput their spin on "spider-man." one of the most-anticipated musicals ever. we'll talk to bono and the edge and get a look at the show everyone is talking about. >>> and good morning, everyone. george, i just can't imagine, just as families were sitting down to dinner, that explosion hit in that suburb, about 6:30. and police say a gas line erupted into a massive fireball that shot 1,000 feet into the air. leaving a giant crater smackdab in the middle of the neighborhood. >> eyewitnesss a quarter-mile away say they felt it. and residents in the neighborhood, said there had been concerned about the gas for some time. >>> but there's a lot of confusion and frustration this morning about what is going on with that florida pastor who had threatened to burn the koran tomorrow on the anniversary of 9/11. had a dramatic press con
supervisors call for a review of when deputies and use tasers after an abc 7 report. >> here's a look from downtown san francisco. the clouds a little lower and they have more moisture in them so expect some drizzle this morning but warmer weather this afternoon and i'll update you on the chance of rain. >> an update on the cash paying lanes at the toll plaza. everything looking good around the bay area. >> it's 6 a.m. this wednesday morning. thank you for waking up early and joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, governor schwarzenegger will arrive in san bruno for a first-hand look at the damage done by the san bruno fire. pg&e facing new questions how long it took to shut off gas after the blast. terry mcsweeney has the vice chairman with him right now to address those questions. >> i'd like to address that question you just brought up, kristen. the problem seems to have been that the pg&e couldn't get that gas shut off in the most timely fashion. what was the problem and what are you looking at? >> we're developing a time line regarding that issue because on
the cause is internal corrosion. >> if you don't have the statistics of the u.s., most of the cases of corrosions, damage, are external. >> pg&e can't comment at this time to the article because of the ongoing investigation but will say mic is rare in the pipeline system. there have been seven leaks in the pg&e transmission lines, about 6400 miles since january 2005 due to internal corrosion but they don't know if they were called by mic's specifically. the insides were removed and microbial inhibitors applied when necessity. the investigation is expected to take one year. we just got word media was allowed in. i got a tour of this area. we'll get a full report tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. >> jenelle, thanks very much taz memorial as much as will be held today for three generations of a family who died in the gas explosion. 85-year-old levon bulls, her son gregory and her 17-year-old grandson william all died in the intern no. today's service will take place at the first presbyterian church at burlingame at 4:00 this afternoon. a procession at mills high school. >> traffic is being div
crosion. >> if you don't have the statistics of the u.s., most of the cases of corrosio, damage, are external. >> pg&e can't comment at this time to the article because of the ongoing investigation but will say mic is rare in the pipeline system. there ha been seven leaks in the pg&e transmission lines, about 6400 mis since january 2005 due to internal corrosion but they don't know if they we called by mic's specifically. the insides were removed and microbial inhibitors applied when necessity. the investigation is expected to take one year. we just got word media was allow in. i got a tour of thi area. we'll get a full report tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. >> jenelle, thanks very much taz memorial as much as will be held today for three generations of a family who died in the gas explosion. 85-yearld levon bulls, her son gregory and her 17-year-old grandson william all died in the intern no. today's service will take place at the first presbyterian curch at burlingame at 4:00 this afternoon. a procession at mills high school. >> traffic is being diverted around oakld airport this mo
morning at 6:00 on this tuesday. we have a lot of developing news for you. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. let's get to it. forgot my own name. late and breaking news following all morning. imprisoned hiker and cal graduate sarah shore released from prison. jenelle, tell us more. >> this is such great news. just came down in the past hour. american sarah shore has been released for more than a year in prison. those closest to her expected something to happen today but basically this release out of the blue. her family didn't even have a heads up. we did get a statement from a state women rights organization saying they're feeling sad that sarah has to leave her fiancee shane and best friend josh. they're still in prison, that's in iran. but, of course, this is great news that sarah shore has been released. the three u.s. berkeley graduates captured in july 2009 after crossing the border between northern iraq and iran. iran accuses the three of spying and illegally entering the country. the family insists they were hiking and entered the country accidental
it's 4:59. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. right now the bay area's first ever expressway lane is opening up to drivers. that means solo drivers can pay for the privilege of using what would otherwise be a carpool lang. jenelle wang is live over 680 in fremont. this has been in the works for a long, long time. >> yeah. and it's finally here. set to open in about 30 seconds from now officially. at 5 a.m. the bay area's first expressway lane. i'm along highway southbound 680. you can see the traffic going southbound right here. there will be three entry and three exit points. you're looking at one of the entry points here. washington boulevard exit. the new expressway lane replaces the carpool lane on southbound 680 between pleasanton and milpitas. a 14-mile stretch. it operates between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. monday through friday. carpoolers will be able to use the lane for free as well as motorcycles, transit buses and highway vehicles with valid stickers but solo drivers can use the lane with fair fas trak pass. only three entry and exit points and ille
you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news we could find out which local gas pipelines pose the biggest risk to life and property. in the wake of the san bruno explosion and fire, local officials have put intense pressure on pg&e to release that list of the hundred most dangerous. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno with the story. terry? >> yeah. the report that we're all waiting for today is 100 most dangerous natural gas pipelines on pg&e. don't have that yet but we do have a partial list to share with you this morning. right now let's take a look at some video that we have of the situation that we are talking about. we're talking about very dangerous pipelines. our media partner, the mercury news reports that san jose and milpitas city officials received a call, came in yesterday from pg&e, the utility that owns the pipeline that blew out a couple weeks ago. got two one nears casman drive. two very dangerous pipelines in its city west of i-880. fremont, livermore and south san francisco having already received word that they have dangerous pipel
, everybody, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to america us newsroom. martha: short weekend for us good to see you here, good morning, i'm martha mcoccasionum. one of the highest researchinging republicans in the house says if it is the only option, he will go along with the president. we're talking, of course, about house minority lead john boehner, he got a lot of attention over the weekend with this one, he says he will go for allowing the bush tax cuts to end just for the middle class if that's all he can get, even though he he and her republicans think it would be bad to raise the taxes on anybody. listen to this: >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. but i've been making the point now for months that we need to extend all the current rates for all americans, if we want to get our economy going again and we want to get jobs in america. >> so you are saying you would vote for the middle class tax cuts if that's all you can get done? >> if that's what we can get done, but i think that's bad policy. i don't think that's going to help our ec
to remember flight 93 that crashed into field on that heartbreaking day back in 2001. eri shaun joins us with more with today's remembrances. >> every september 11th is full of anger and sorrow, grief and tributes. today, of course,. no exception. reright here at ground zero the family members gathered this morning for ceremonies that lasted for several hours who remember their loved ones that were killed by al-qaeda nine years ago today. they brought roses and flowers to put them in reflecting in onor of tir loved ones. they brought photos of those that were killed as well as american flags. there were the four moments of ilences, symbolizing the time that the two towers were hit by the two airplanes and the time they cruled crumpled to the ground. all the victims that were killed here. there was no direct mention over the controversy over the proposed islamic center, the focus on the attack and devastating toll. joe be was here and laid a wreath at the reflecting pool. michael bloom, and others recalled the meaning of this very poignant day. >> we have learned inch by inch that the bes
. always sounds good to say that. friday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with a stunning new possibility in the investigation into the san bruno blast this morning. pg&e are looking into a bacterial cause and what's most frightening is it can be found anywhere. jenelle is live with the latest. jenelle? >> kristen, this has happened before ten years ago in the new mexico desert. a 13-inch transmission line just like the one that ran through the san bruno neighborhood ruptured killing 3 young children. called influence corrosion. microbes that go undetected in a tiny pool of stagnant water in the pipeline and eating away at the metal causing it to corrode. pg&e told state regulators last year that there was ongoing concern about the potential for internal corrosion along the 46-mile pipeline that ran from san francisco through san bruno down to milpitas. the corrosion has shown up in several tests along the line. an environmental microbe biologist outside of pg&e said any pipe as old as this one could have microbes hiding inside of it. the o
morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news this half hour, pg&e is investigating the possibility that microbes inside a natural gas pipe might have caused the deadly san bruno explosion two weeks ago, this unlikely but has happened before. jenelle is live in san bruno to tell us more. >> yes, it has, ten years ago in the new mexico desert that pipeline ruptured killing 12 including three young children. investigators found pitting in the pipeline. the corroded area spread across 21 feet of the pipe and some areas 72% of the pipe wall had been eaten away. now, that pipeline in new mexico was over 50 years old and 30 inches in diameter. those are the exact same specs as the pipeline here in san bruno. the possible cause is called microbiological influence corrosion. this report came out in the san francisco chronicle this morning. it's basically micros that go undetected in a tiny pool of water inside the pipeline and then start eating away at the metal causing it to corrode. according to the article this morning, pg&e told state regulators last y
that fog out there. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. california voters have a clearer picture today of their two main choices for governor. last night democratic jerry brown and republican meg whitman drew a sharp contrast in their first of three debates. >> even though their styles are different, the two actually have several things in common. candidate jerry brown and meg whitman went into their debate in a virtual tie and came out virtually the same way. the polls have yet to be released. on the issues they also agree. both would protect colleges and universities from higher fees. both would enforce the death penalty. the debate lasted just under an hour at u.c. davis. the first question was how they would fix california's dysfunctional budget. >> first of all you gotta live within your means. i mean, they started spending money, we had a boom and wall street was going and dot-com and all that, then it collapses. well, you gotta reset. reset 15%, 18%. i authorized by my legal opinion an 18% reduction in the governor's salary, the legislators' salary and my
.m.. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. the deal with that developing news we're talking about in the south bay where san jose police are on the scene of a fatal car accident. one person is dead and there are injuries. theresa garcia is live there in san jose with more. theresa? >> well, certainly this single car crash woke up enough people that a san jose dispatcher tells me they were receiving multiple calls of reports that they heard a loud crash, they heard an explosion, saw a fire and eventually when the san jose emergency responders got out here, take a look behind me, this is what they found. you've got an intersection completely shut off right now. it was just after 3 a.m. a white 2001 ford explorer driving south hit a pole, then possibly a tree and became completely ungulfed in fire. this happened at the intersection with o'grady drive. the emergency responders found an 18-year-old male passenger dead in the car. the 18-year-old male driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. the problem out here is we're getting mixed reports
on this thursday at 5:00. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. in the news this morning bulldozers will fan out through the san bruno neighborhood devastated by a natural gas explosion and fire. officials say it's time to begin removing the demolished homes. jenelle wang is live in san bruno with more on the story. >> cleanup crews will start coming in at 8:00 this morning to clean out all the debris at this disaster site. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred cars so they can get the heavy machinery in. then remove debris from the hot zones first. 34 homes to be cleared but could be more later. the cost is about 30 to $40,000 for each job site. for the victims that lost everything, still a lot of questions as the bills pile up. >> as far as insurance. >> what we all went through -- i don't know when that healing process starts to begin. we're still numb. >> as cleanup continues, water trucks will continue to water down the ash to reduce any toxic levels. the san jose county health department has brough
! happy friday, everyone! it's 5 a.m.. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. pg&e is investigating the intriguing and frightening possibility that microbes inside a gas pipe may have caused the deadly san bruno explosion two weeks ago. sounds incredulous but it's happened before. jenelle has details. >> yes, it has, kristen. ten years ago in the new mexico desert, the pipeline ruptured killing 12. investigators found pitting in the pipeline. the corroded area spread across 21 feet of the pipeline. 72% of the metal had been eaten away. the pipeline in new mexico was over 50 years old, 30 inches in diameter, the same as the one here in san bruno. the possible cause is called microbiological influence corrosion. the report came out in the san francisco chronicle this morning. basically microbes that thrive, go undetected in a tiny pool of stagnant water in a pipeline and start eating away on the metal causing it to corrode. pg&e told state regulators last year there was ongoing concern about the potential for internal corrosion on the 46-mile pipeline runs from san
. >> it is 5:00 on this thursday. thank you so much for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. we begin with breaking frus from contra costa county. that's where police are investigating a shooting involving a concord police officer. abc 7's theresa garcia is live in concord with the very latest. theresa? >> we're one block from downtown off main road clayton. you have cars blocking the area of ashberry. investigators are in a situation that began about 2:30. police tried to stop a pedestrian walking on clayton near ash bury. that person ran on foot. police did chase in the patrol car and what happened they say is the suspect pulled a weapon on them. police fired back and did wound the suspect. not clear at this point what type of injuries. we know that suspect was transported to john muir hospital. why that person they believe was a wanted suspect, they're not revealing those details right now but in this neighborhood it is a residential street, ashbury. anybody going to work on clayton will see a lot of police activity out here. but as the morning carries on, we'll certainly bri
for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's get you the latest. one person is dead, confirmed dead, 20 injured and hundreds more homeless this morning after the natural gas explosion ignited a fire storm in san bruno. >> several homes are still burning more than ten hours after that massive fireball engulfed the neighborhood. the flames destroyed 53 homes, damaged another 120 at least. firefighters tell us they've contained about 50% of this fire but there's no word on when residents will be allowed back in to see what's left of their homes. >> we have several reports for you this morning, eric. >> our coverage begins with terry mcsweeney near where the gas main ruptured. terry's going to walk us through what happened. good morning. >> yeah. i've gotta tell you the latest right now is that the san bruno police are moving all the media an additional block away from the scene. a scene that has been declared a crime scene by san bruno police. eric, you were asking me a few minutes ago if it was something more sinister than just making sure that the police can totally control the
. that will springboard us to the warmest temperatures in this weather forecast cycle. rain chances for not only saturday but also sunday. >> an early morning accident in san francisco's marina district has been cleared. all streets open in the area. live shot of the san mateo bridge has traffic flowing well. in fact looking good on bay area freeways right now. >> it's become a busy thursday morning. 6 a.m.. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with the latest on breaking news we've been following all morning. concord police shoot and wound a pedestrian. theresa garcia joins us to explain what happened. >> we just found out that two officers were involved in the shooting. both fired their weapons at this one suspect who also drew a gun at them. take a look behind me. first off you've got the crime scene truck that just pulled up. those investigators have gone down the street. that's ashbury where you see patrol unit cars. what happened at 2:30 this morning is a man was walking down the street clayton road. they spotted this man who they believe fit the description of a man wanted for several
. theresa garcia is on the scene and will be joining us live with more on this breaking story in just a few minutes. we're also following developing news in san francisco where right now an intersection is closed as police investigate a nasty early morning accident that sent four people to the hospital. this happened at the intersection of chestnut. two cars collided and look at that, one of them flipped. all four people taken to the hospital are said to have serious injuries. no word on when that intersection will be open. frances will be keeping an eye on that. >> the latest on the deadly gas line explosion in san bruno. this morning officials plan to warn homeowners about fraudulent contractors who may try to scam those looking to rebuild. the city is putting a price tag so far on last week's disaster. private property sustained more than $31 million in damage. that includes 37 homes which were destroyed and another 19 which need major repairs. the disaster caused more than $6.5 million to public property including streets and sidewalks. the national transportation safety board expects t
on top of us bringing us the hottest day in this cycle, poor air quality that will linger a couple of days. i'll show you where. >> not a lot of overnight road work. the toll plaza showing no delays. >> and supporters of same sex marriage will launch political ads today to pressure candidates who support the prop 8 ban. >> 5:01 a.m.. thank you so much for joining us. it's going to be a scorcher. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, in a few hours a hearing held in marin county to determine whether to halt california's first scheduled execution of a death row inmate in more than four years. terry mcsweeney is live in san quentin. terry, the prisoner's appeal centers around a lethal drug combo? >> they do. but if those arguments fail brown will be put to death in less than 48 hours from right now. the convicted killer and two-time rapist was asked to choose his means of death, a three-stage injection or one lethal injection. he failed to do that over the weekend. 8:30 this morning his attorneys will be in marin county superior court asking for a stay of execution fo
. they had it carted in on tanker trucks. residents were telling us amazing stories. one woman near tears talked about the shocking events. >> a big boom. it was a big kaboom and the house shock and i pulled the blinds up and it was like back to the future where it just came up in one big bomb. >> i was in the kitchen. i thought it was a earthquake like a lot of people. i looked out the window, and i saw what -- to me it was a fireball. and i thought it was a plane that caught fire or something and was crashing. >> fire captain charlie barringer, three people died. official word three but we heard six. the flames jumped 100 to 150 feet at their peak. right now things are far calmer and far safer. we are hearing that as we look at some live choppers from -- live pictures from our chopper i should say, we are hearing that crews are going to be going into the area starting -- sometime around 8:00 this morning looking for possibly more victims, looking in the homes that were damaged and looking at the remains of the buildings, the homes that were destroyed here. again, official word is three
coming up. >> definitely not your typical commute there! >> no. >> thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. there's a new twist into the investigation into the san bruno explosion and fire. it appears that pg&e was raising concerns about this specific pipe eroding just days before the explosion. abc 7's terry mcsweeney is live with more. >> the chronicle reporting that the exact pipe that blew up out here last thursday starting that inferno came to pg&e's attention actually last year. now, according to the article, four pipes were corroding here in the bay area at gas transmission lines all tied to the milpitas control station and they were seeing compressor oil inside these pipes causing the corrosion. according to the article, pg&e says they stopped the liquid. haven't seen any since last november. another controversy has to do with the mess left behind. county officials want all the debris gone by october 15th, the beginning of the rainy season. the material has been tested, says the county. it's not contaminated by the air quality management district says otherwise,
the bay area. we have a cooler sea breeze for us today even with sunshine. temperatures drop tomorrow. i'll update you on that big warming trend for the weekend. >> we've got a nice live shot of the bay bridge toll plaza showing conditions still delay-free but i'll have an update on an accident that's still blocking a lane. >> it's a tuesday morning at 6:01. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. we begin with developing news in the south bay that you heard frances talking about. san jose police on the scene of a fatal accident. one person dead, another injured. theresa garcia is live at the scene in south san jose with the very latest information. theresa? >> there's a lot of investigation and cleanup to do. drivers and residents are going to have to make their way around this major intersection. let you see a little what's going on behind me. a multiple police units and investigators out here in the intersection there. there's so much debris. this is the almaden valley neighborhood where the intersection of o'grady drive remain closed. this is hours a
.m.. as mike said, the first day of astronomical fall. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. developing news in downtown orinda where commuters can expect a few delays maybe this morning as pg&e tries to cap a gas leak. a construction crew hit a gas main around 11:30 last night near camino pablo. about a dozen homes were evacuated but all residents have now been allowed to return to their homes. city officials say the leak is near the on-ramp to eastbound 24 but say a detour has been put in place. this is the third significant gas leak reported in the last 24 hours in the bay area. yesterday morning crews dealt with a gas leak on the cal state east bay campus in hayward and last night a small leak forced the closure of el camino real in millbrae for two hours. >> bulldozers head out to the san bruno neighborhood devastated by natural gas and fire. the goal is remove demolished homes. >> the cleanup crews will come in at 8:00 this morning to clear out this debris. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred ca
. numerous people who live in the neighborhood continue to tell us they smelled gas. one resident says he even saw a pg&e worker checking the area just two days before the blast. >> guys from pg&e, when i got out from my house that morning, he was checking something on the floor with some -- something that beeps. >> pg&e says workers do use a tool that beeps to check for leaks but a smokeman did not confirm for us that any pg&e workers were in that neighborhood before the explosion. pg&e says they are continuing to look into that report. we've assembled an extensive catalog of information on the san bruno fire on our website. you'll find the status of homes, you report videos and a tour of the devastation along with ways you can help the victims. it's all on the home page at abc7news.com. >> california law and order types are today making a surprising call to back the november ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana. a group of police officers, prosecutors today will hold a news conference to endorse proposition 19. it would allow adults over 21 to buy non-medicinal pot. joe mcn
it! 5:00. thank you for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news, the investigation into the san bruno explosion and fire is focusing on the pressure levels inside the natural gas pipe that blew. overpressurized gas lines are a common cause of explosion. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno with the story. terry, pg&e has been ordered already to reduce pressure in the effected pipe. what happened to that? >> well, they haven't done it yet. i'm about to tell you why. i want to let you know we're directly across the street from the entire block that has been reducedto rubble by the explosion and pg&e has been criticized not reducing the pressure enough in its natural gas line. the public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to reduce pressure by 20%. it has only reduce it had by 10%. the company says it needs more clarification on that issue. mercury news has uncovered evidence of 15 incidents of what you were talking about, over-pressurezation in pg&e gas lines between 2008 and 2009. pg&e says it has completed safety inspections on about 750 miles
of us in moments. >>> let's get to the stunning election results. jon karl wraps them up from capitol hill. >> reporter: the big story is the staggering upset in delaware. just yesterday republican leaders were calling christine o'donnell a complete fraud. now, she is the republican nominee for senate. she did it. >> don't ever underestimate the power of we the people. >> reporter: riding a tea party wave, christine o'donnell pulled off the biggest upset of the year. decisively beating congressman mike castle, the only person republican leaders believe could have won joe biden's old senate seat. >> the voters in the republican primary have spoken, and i respect that decision. >> reporter: castle was a moderate pro-abortion rights, pro-gun control republican. o'donnell called him too liberal and had one big-name republican backing her up. >> hi. this is governor sarah palin. vote for christine o'donnell for u.s. senate this tuesday. >> reporter: but they attacked o'donnell as unelectable. listen to what the state party chairman told me just a few days ago. >> i have no doubt whatsoever
and communities. yes on prop 24. it's time to give us a break... not the big corporations. >> good morning. you're looking live at the bay bridge. this afternoon, hottest day in the forecast and widespread poor air is possible. i'll show you where. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live at san quentin prison where in less than 48 hours california may have its first execution in four years but maybe not. appealing to the state and federal level, what attorneys are saying in a live report. >> and i'm jenelle wang live in san bruno. pressure on pg&e to install automatic shutoff valves to many of their gas transmission lines. find out what else it needs to do as new legislation passes. i'll have a live report. >> and a new injury accident is reported in the south bay. northbound 87 chp is on the way. live shot though interstate 80 in berkeley shows everything back to normal. that earlier police chase that high-speed police chase all gone from the lanes. >> it is 6:01 on this monday morning. back to work monday and it's going to be a hot one. thanks for joining us
monday morning. 4:30 a.m.. thank you so much for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with the latest developments on the san bruno fire at 4:30. the casualty count stands at four confirmed dead and four others still missing. two missing residents were located yesterday safe and sound. ntsb investigators are taking the ruptured section of pipe now to washington d.c. where it will be reconnected on both ends from sections removed from the crater. they have ordered pg&e to immediately step up inspections of its gas pipeline system statewide and this morning at 10:00, the owners of 48 red tagged homes deemed unsafe will get further instructses how to proceed with disaster assistance. >> the investigation so far has not determined just how the fire ignited or what might have caused the pipeline to leak before the blast. allen wang reports on federal investigators who need firsthand accounts details the blast site both before and immediately after the initial explosion. >> mtsb investigators are turning their attention to the anatomy of the explosion. the 28 foot se
us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. in the news the latest developments on the san bruno explosion and fire at 5 a.m.. the casualty count which fluctuated over the weekend stands at four confirmed dead and four missing. two missing residents were located yesterday. they were safe and sound. ntsb investigators are taking the pipe to washington d.c. where it will be reconnected to sections removed from the crater. the state public utility commission has ordered pg&e to step up investigations of the pipeline system statewide. this morning at 10:00 the owners of 48 red-tagged homes deemed unsafe will get further instructions. >> anyone who might have information or video that could help the investigation with the reported problems in the days before the explosion. for the latest jenelle live in san bruno. >> that's right, kristen. if you smelled anything prior to last thursday's explosion or if you have any amateur video of the explosion itself, they want it. meanwhile the california public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to inspect all its natural gas lines. according
will be sprayed constantly to keep dust at a minimum. and air monitors will be used every day to check for toxic levels. >> at this point the air quality is very good. we are seeing nothing on the mortars, nothing on the samabling. i was out here yesterday with the wind and there was no dust at all. >> crews will have a checklist for each property after each one is done. what you see now will basically be a dirt lot and property owners can start rebuilding their homes and their lives. >> we have the memories of those homes that were there. and how our neighborhood was before. and it's not the same. and it will never be the same. >> we're not living in the houses yet. and every time i drive up here, i just get -- getting emotional now. it's just not gonna be the same. just not. even when they build. >> yeah. crews say 75% of the debris can be recycled. that's because it's mostly concrete. the cars, the burnt out cars can be recycled. the remaining 25% of the debris will be taken to a landfill in solano county. reporting live in san bruno, i'm jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> thanks, jenelle. terry mc
-around is several months away. it's 4:31. thank you for joining us. >> san francisco police have two suspects in custody following a fatal shooting and assault on two people inside a bayview district home. it happened after 11:00 last night when two suspects knocked on a front door. the man who opened the door got into an aringment. the quarrel turned physical and one of the suspects shot and killed the man at the door. a second victim in the house was assaulted and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. >> federal investigators are trying to determine whether the san bruno fire began as a slow gas leak or the pipeline breaking up all at once. four are confirmed dead and three are still missing. the explosion and fire destroyed 37 homes and significantly damaged 19 others. so far 321 residents have been allowed to return home. ntsb investigators received almost 90 e-mails from people in the area who smelled gas before the fire which could suggest a leak rather than a catastrophic failure. but only one reported gas smell to pg&e and that was several weeks before the fire. th
on this troubling story, joining us now is commander marla schuman of the vancouver police department. commander, thank you very much for joining us this morning and being with us. is there any word yet? has bethany spoken about the motive yet? >> we had lengthy conversations with her yesterday. there are a number of things obviously we can't speak about because there are potential criminal charges. in terms of motive, i think the detective who did the interviews probably has that information. it's not yet been made known to me. >> and were you as shocked as everyone else by her confession? >> truthfully there were red flags from the beginning. we had some questions. and there were a number of things that really weren't adding up in the story that she was giving to us. so we weren't quite as shocked. i think we're more shocked that somebody would be in that state of mind to actually harm themselves in that way. >> you're right about that. but can you tell us a little more about the red flags? what was it that she was saying and telling you that this didn't add up? >> i think initially just the -
by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> thanks for joining us, everyone. breaking news, results coming in and a majorup set already from the last primaries of 2010, a tea party victory that could jeopardize republican chances of winning control of the senate in fall. seven states and the district of columbia holding primaries today. what used to be the final policemen faprelim fair preliminaries, new hampshire, delaware, john king's got an early look at the results. john? >> beginning in delaware, a big tea party upset there, and we're watching, there could be more in the works tonight. christine o'donnell, written off as a fringe tea party candidate, she is your winner tonight for the republican nomination in the state of delaware, and she won convincingly, dae feating a man who won 12 times in delaware, mike castle. only 47% for the establishment candidate, mike cattlstle. christine o'donnell, 53% of the vote, now the republican nominee. tonight, anderson, national republicans tepid about this. democrats say she's out of the mainstream. she will be the tea party and republican candid
she loves an entrance. thanks so much f or joining us. go to the after show show foxandfriends.com. we are going to blow stuff up. >> have a good sunday. >> thanks for watching. >> thanks so much for joining . see you next weekend. >> start this morning with a fox news alert. we are following the reports all this morning that iran is back on track to release one of those three american hikers that they have held for more than a year. the iranian lawyer for sarah shourd saying she will be released because of health problems but apparently only for a price. good morning, everyone. i'm eric shawn and welcome to "america's news headquarters." >> hi, everyone. great to have you here. jamie colby. her release is contingent it's being reported on posting a halfil million dollars bail. julie kirtz is live in washinhigon follog.wing the sto since early this morning. julie, where's that money supposed to come e from? have we confirmed that report? >> well, i spoke with representatives of sar shourd's family. they would not get into the money aspect ofthis. they said that the swiss em
hollyfield tells us more. >> a collage of pictures greeted mourners showing the vibrant life of these two victims. jackie and her daughter vanessa. >> they saw a video of vanessa. >> this video is her giving her reflex on the catholic faith and her confirmation ceremony in may. her words were so profound, they inspired the priest who will be giving the homily at her funeral tomorrow. >> i looked at it about three times. she spoke to me. i want to use her words. >> jackie and vanessa died a week ago in the san bruno explosion and fire that killed at least four people. >> i want people to know that this should never have happened. that they didn't deserve -- they were home making dinner, doing homework. >> janessa was an eighth grader, president of the student council, a dancer and honor student. her classmates are determined to keep her memory alive. >> she's part of this class of 2011 and she's a big part of it. we're not going to forget that. we're keeping her picture up. right now her desk is here with all her things in it. >> the sudden death of the two has made them realize the import
for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news, oakland police on the hunt for a gunman who shot a six-year-old child while she slept in her family's home overnight. theresa garcia's live from the oakland police department with more. theresa? >> this is definitely what you call violence and definitely anger anyone with a conscience at least. the oakland police have since left the home where the shooting happened early this morning. and now the investigators have to find out who so boldly shot up this house while the entire family was asleep inside. now you've got a six-year-old girl recovering after being struck by a bullet inside her home. ten people live here but the only one hit was the six-year-old asleep in her room with her parents. two or three gunmen on the street opened fire shooting about two dozen rounds into the house on seminary avenue and 16th street. >> we observed several rounds up to about 25 were fired into the rear of the home. we learned from the family everyone was inside asleep. >> i heard the gunshots, and then i started -- i heard my mom crying an
dust at a minimum. and air monitors will be used every day to check for toxic levels. >> at this point the air quality is very good. we are seeing nothing on the mortars, nothing on the samabling i was out here yesterday with the wind and there was no dust at all. >> crews will have a checklist for each property after each one is done. what you see now will basally be a dirt lot and property owners can start rebuilding their homesnd their lives. >> we have the memories of thos homes that were there. and how our neighborhood was before. and it'sot the same. and it will never be the same. >> we're not living in the houses yet. and evy time i drive up here i just get -- getting emotional now. it's just not gonna be the same. just not. even when they build. >> yeah. crews say 75% of the debris ca be recycled. that's because it's mostly concrete. the cars the burnt out cars can be recycled. the remaining 25% of the debris will be taken to a landfill solano coun. reporting live in san bruno, i'm jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> thanks, jenelle. terry mcsweeney is live in san francisco where the
to the u.s. newt gingrich unveiled his plan on the steps of the capitol in 1994. >> we're offering the boldest most decisive, clearest contract in the history of the united states. >> reporter: even nancy pelosi put forth a promised agenda before democrats won control in 2006. the new pledge includes specific pieces of legislation. many of which republicans have all tried -- >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: and failed to get through the democratic congress. the pledge hasn't been released yet. but democrats are attacking it. calling it a return to what they call the failed policies of the bush years. as the democratic leader of the house, his office put it, the pledge should read something like this. i pledge allegiance to the wealthiest of the wealthy, who we will protect before the middle class. in other words, george, the campaign is well under way. >> no question about that. jon karl, thanks very much. >>> the president was taking it on last night, as well. he's here in new york to speak to the united nations this morning. all the fallout after bob woodward's bombsh
for it. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. a fourth spare the air day and officials asking us to conserve today, all because of a forecast that will sizzle near the triple digit mark. >> i think we'll see record highs and feel record high temperatures once again today but what i want to start off with is talking about how poor the air quality could be in the east bay and also towards the south bay, particularly the east bay valleys and the santa clara valley. that's where we'll have unhealth amounts of ozone for those most susceptible, the elderly and those with respiratory problems. santa rosa, fairfield, concord and around the bay, low 90s oakland to upper 90s around palo alto. we'll also have extreme heat around the monterey bay, especially as you head inland towards morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. but still 98 watsonville. should be the last one. >> all right, mike. we'll check in for more information in a few minutes. this morning oakland police are searching for a gunman that opened fire on a home wounding a six-year-old girl. theresa garcia is live at the scene in oa
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